Nam Sang Wai - Scenery of A Water Village

This place is a feeding ground for variety of birds, especially for migratory birds.
During the migration season, some migratory birds, such as Grey Herons, Black Kites, Great Cormorants or Black-faced Spoonbills, may be seen in this place.
The migration season is usually at spring and autumn.
It is also a good time for birds watching.

In this place, there are many tall reeds, simple wooden huts, abandoned farms, fish ponds and wetlands.
Especially the wetlands, it is an important habitat for Mudskippers and Fiddler Crabs.

In 2003, a 1.5 meters long crocodile was spotted here.
It was captured seven months later and is now living in a park.

The rustic scenery here is very charming.
These factors make this place to be a popular destination for wedding photography.

In this place, there is a river called "Shan Pui River".
The only public transport to cross the river is by a wooden boat.
This wooden boat is called "Sampan" in Chinese.
It is a small wooden boat that carries people across the river for a fee.
This wooden boat is also the only river-crossing boat currently existed in Hong Kong.

This place is called "Nam Sang Wai".
To get there, you can take the MTR to the Yuen Long MTR Station and leave at Exit A.
Then, walk along Yuen Long Kau Hui Road to get to Shan Pui Road.

Afterwards, walk along Shan Pui Road to get to Nam Sang Wai Ferry Pier.
In Nam Sang Wai Ferry Pier, take the wooden boat to cross the river and then you will reach Nam Sang Wai.

Location: Nam Sang Wai
Address: Nam Sang Wai, Yuen Long, New Territories

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